Loosemore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Loosemore family

The surname Loosemore was first found in Devon, at Loosemoor in the Oakford parish within Witheridge Hundred of Devon. Unfortunately, the place name cannot be found today. [1]

The earliest record on the name was found in the Devon Eyre Roll for AD 1238 where Walter Losmer was listed as capturing Robert de Sicca Villa and imprisoned him for the authorities. Almost one hundred years later, the Lay Subsidy returns for Oakford listed Robertus de Losmore in 1327 and Robertus de Losamor in 1332. [2]

This latter entry was a tax entry as he was one of fifteen men in Oakford tithing assessed for tax, from a population of about 300 or so. Such a listing is significant, as he must have been a person of considerable wealth at the time.

Early History of the Loosemore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loosemore research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1616, 1681, 1665, 1616, 1645, 1660, 1766, 1830, 1794 and 1854 are included under the topic Early Loosemore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Loosemore Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Luxmore, Luxmoore, Luzmore, Loosemoor, Loosemoore, Loosemore and many more.

Early Notables of the Loosemore family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Loosemore (1616-1681), English builder of pipe organs, best known for his organ at Exeter Cathedral in Devon, completed in 1665. He was born in Barnstaple where he was baptized on 25 August 1616. His father was also a builder and repairer of organs, and passed on the trade to his son John, who moved to Exeter sometime before 1645. "In November 1660 he was paid 5l. by the chapter towards 'the making of a sett of pipes to' the temporary organ used in the cathedral...
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United States Loosemore migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loosemore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henry Loosemore, who landed in Maryland in 1676 [3]
Loosemore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Katherine Loosemore, aged 20, who immigrated to America from Dawlish, in 1897
Loosemore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ivy Rose Loosemore, aged 20, who landed in America from Wembley, England, in 1907
  • Daisy Violet Loosemore, aged 24, who landed in America from Wembley, England, in 1907
  • Edith Loosemore, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from North Molton, England, in 1911
  • Charles Loosemore, aged 26, who settled in America from North Molton, England, in 1911
  • Herbert Loosemore, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States from North Molton, England, in 1911
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Australia Loosemore migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Loosemore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Loosemore, British Convict who was convicted in Devon, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Coromandel" on 27th October 1819, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Loosemore (post 1700) +

  • Arnold Loosemore VC, DCM (1896-1924), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Sarah Loosemore (b. 1971), Welsh retired professional tennis player


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 12th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/coromandel


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